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well I pop in each week or so to see what’s happening, and am keeping my ‘show off’ stuff updated just for posterity etc.
Not the old days of 20 years ago when you could be off the front page within the hour though… :+/December 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm in reply to: New Trek TV series is coming back to (USA) TV!!!!!!….! #412
We don’t get either here in Australia as far as I know. They might be on Paytv like Foxtel but I don’t have that…
The best I can hope for is that they come out on DVD at some stage.
We’ll probably get them on free to air tv eventually in a few years time.
Ah, ok. Good to know then. An external CD drive will set me back about $90.00 and a 4 port USB hub (because I’d be running out of them..) is another $20 – 40.00
I was thinking about something like this –>
or this –>
Here’s a thing…
The Macbook’s keyboard now works again after 2 and a bit months!
We were using the external keyboard reasonably happily though some things ran a little glitchy like sound and chrome in general. Then I saw that it wanted an update in the APPS. Just a standard security update…
So I said stuff it. I don’t know if this will run at all or if it will install with all the glitches this thing has but there’s not much to lose. So clicked install
It installed perfectly and completely smoothly and all looked good. So I went to open the browser to surf stuff again and by habit used the onboard keyboard. It wasn’t until I had finished the URL and the site had opened that I realised…. the onboard keyboard had worked perfectly. Upper and lower cases, numbers and special characters… all back to normal!
Now because the bozo in the shop had pulled it apart to look at the keyboard, the spacebar needs a pretty good thump to work but everything else is fine.
So, screw Apple and their clueless technicians. They don’t have a foggiest on what they’re doing. Let them just stick to their helpline script trees and be absolutely no help whatsoever!… bastards
Well that bites..
The diagnostic came in as ‘liquid damage’ and despite their earlier assurances of help, Apple have now washed their hands of the issue.
Fuck them then… I’m definitely a PC man forever now (not that Apple will notice the loss of my economic contributions…)
Still, a $50.00 external wireless keyboard should do the trick as a work around, so the computer isn’t a complete boat anchor. Plus even then, broken ones go for $300.00 or so on gumtree trading post etc
`Went into the service center (pretty fruit loop shop if you ask me – they had their grand parents working there as well!!!) and he took one look at it and without even touching the machine said “Its water damage. That’ll be $110 to run a diagnostic, $450 for the keyboard or up to $1200 to replace everything down to the logic board” – at which point we’d just buy a new machine anyway, as they retail for about $1300 new.
So, took it home without doing anything about it. The laptop *will* login with an external keyboard plugged in and once in everything appears to run just fine. Screen is clear, things open and close, it saves and reopens, apps run… all good. So our immediate idea is to buy a cheapo Logictech wireless keyboard and just use that. Not great, but better than buying a new machine.
Apple Care rang back to day with a follow up “How’d it go” call. I expressed my displeasure at the level of service and attitude offered by their registered and approved Apple Service provider which *they* had sent me to.
The girl bounced me up to the next level of Apple Service and he said that if I were prepared to go into a different service provider they recommend and get a formal diagnostic report from them (for free. He was surprised that I didn’t get one from the first mob but I repeated that he didn’t even bother to touch the machine, he just looked at it) then based on that report Apple would be prepared to fix the machine for free!!!
This is assuming it doesn’t need the entire guts of the computer to be replaced. He said that they aren’t prepared to replace the whole machine because its a 2012 model but he did imply that there is a “Plan B” if its something more major but wouldn’t commit to what that is at this point. (I pushed him but to no avail… I’m guessing it would be either a) a replacement but refurbished second hand machine, or b) and new machine offered at a discount price) If its just some stuck key or the keyboard as a whole then they’ll fix it for free.
(Sometimes it’s worth being a slightly disgruntled and mildly irritated customer!! :+) – but not too much because that’ll blow it and they’ll just say ‘stuff you then’.)
So anyway, I’ll take it in to this new service center on Monday and get the diagnostic report and then get back to Apple to see what they say about it all. Stay tuned for Part 4 of the ‘Great Macbook-Air Fixit Saga’!!!
I talked to Apple service online chat and they couldn’t fix it either. They thought it was the SMC and had me do a bunch of things.
It will only boot up in ‘safe boot’ mode and I can’t get the cursor into the password field properly. It only sometimes will do so with an external keyboard attached.
Anyway, they told me to take it into a service center…
see the video of the restoration
better late than never…
I’ve already had one job out of it for comic art and inquiries for 5 others.
..maybe I should have done this sooner…?November 15, 2015 at 9:10 am in reply to: New Trek TV series is coming back to (USA) TV!!!!!!….! #295
Clearly the rest of the sevilians are underwhelmed…
Have we truly grown this old and distracted by our busy lives?
It’s been pointed out to me by various fanboys (in that way only really hardcore fanboys can do it…) as well as Art Thibert, that this version of Nightwing’s colours are the correct one for the costume he’s wearing. See the link for example –> vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/w…
With all the changes I’ve made since the original post I have now effectively coloured this entire picture twice…!
I’d just like to say to DC… Make up yer freakin’ mind!!!!. Nightwing has more variations of costume, colour scheme and general appearance than just about any other DC character I’ve ever seen.
Why does he have a monster commute…?
So…? Explain yourself.
*sets up camp hair in the backyards and settles in to wait for it*
Nothing visible down here.
A bright sunny boring day…
I’ve nuked it from orbit… It’s the only way to be sure.
Still have to re load and reconnect thunderbird though… Busy at work at the moment
The re image comes with macaffee avg but it seemingly won’t update unless I’m at work and connected to the network there… Will gave to look into that. I’ll probably remove it in favour of something else like ESET.
What about Avast! Free avg? That seems to have some good reviews on pcmag etc
a guy on deviantart who claims to be a computer tech repairer since 1987 suggested iobit.com’s advanced care DL and their malware protector.
I DL’d and ran both. The Advanced Care thingy cleaned off about 3000 files and freed up 20 GIGAbytes of junk files space on the HDD and the malware cleaned a few things malwarebytes had missed. Everything seems to be working smoothly still so they don’t appear to have done any damage…
Still going to nuke it from orbit with the re-image though – its the only way to be sure…
That’s what you get for just farting around all this time… 🙂
50 days without rain in perth, a new record…
And it was 38C again today
we can reach 45+ here in Feb/March without too much hassle…
Ok, I wasn’t there but I’d say that it’s
Front row – nemi, woohoo, trideos, species 125
Back row – great wizard, …don’t know…, 247, dummy, Miguel?
Urrgggghhh… Had a party here at my house. For once, since al I had to do was crawl upstairs, and not even that if I don’t want to because we have a big couch in the lounge, I didn’t have to watch how much I drink…
Will someone turn down the lights? This page is far too bright and…. White… And stuff..
*puts on sunglasses*
I’ve only seen snow twice in my entire life and had to go to Europe both times to do so…
how do you change the avatar???..?
can’t seem to find that option anywhere
but but but… my coloured name!! Its gone!…